Indian benchmark indices continued to trade higher during the noon trading session supported by buying in index heavyweights including Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Bajaj Finserv Ltd., Infosys Ltd.NTPC Ltd. among others.

At 12:45 hours, the 30-share benchmark index was trading at 62200.74 up by 435.15 points or by 0.7 % and then NSE Nifty was at 18561.45 up by 84.4 points or by 0.46 %.

Sensex touched intraday high of 62232.35 and intraday low of 61594.29 The NSE Nifty touched intraday high of 18604.45 and intraday low of 18400.25

The top gainers of the BSE Sensex pack were Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (Rs. 1565.90,+5.93%), Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (Rs. 1859.00,+3.97%), Bajaj Finserv Ltd. (Rs. 19226.55,+2.91%), Infosys Ltd. (Rs. 1829.00,+2.06%), NTPC Ltd. (Rs. 151.55,+1.44%), among others.

The top losers of the BSE Sensex pack were ITC Ltd. (Rs. 250.15,-4.69%), UltraTech Cement Ltd. (Rs. 7178.00,-2.97%), Titan Company Ltd. (Rs. 2542.10,-1.81%), Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (Rs. 201.50,-1.13%), Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. (Rs. 4822.00,-1.06%), among others.

Among the sectors, IT index was at 36555.52 up by 817.01 points or by 2.29%. Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd. (Rs. 6842.70,+15.84%), L&T Technology Services Ltd. (Rs. 5295.00,+9.07%), Mastek Ltd. (Rs. 3600.50,+8.58%), Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd. (Rs. 5083.30,+7.51%), MphasiS Ltd. (Rs. 3599.50,+7.29%),.

Realty index was at 4219.35 down by -91.6 points or by -2.12%. DLF Ltd. (Rs. 426.80,-3.32%), Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd. (Rs. 169.35,-3.01%), Oberoi Realty Ltd. (Rs. 938.35,-2.94%), Phoenix Mills Ltd. (Rs. 950.15,-2.86%), Prestige Estates Projects Ltd. (Rs. 438.25,-2.68%),.

The Market breadth, indicating the overall strength of the market, was weak. On BSE out of total shares traded 3608 , shares advanced were 1449 while 1993 shares declined and 166 were unchanged.